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Recap: Storm win season series against Force in 5-2 victory

By Kendall Grayson 02/27/2021, 8:30pm PST

Ben Schoen, Rhett Pitlick, Guillaume Richard, Carter Mazur, Isac Jonsson score in win

Kearney, NE. – The Tri-City Storm won the six-game season series against the Fargo Force in a thrilling 5-2 victory at the Viaero Center on Saturday night. Ben Schoen, Rhett Pitlick, Guillaume Richard, Carter Mazur, and Isac Jonsson all scored goals in the Storm’s win. Tri-City concludes “Concrete Cares Weekend” at the Viaero Center tomorrow in a home game against the Sioux City Musketeers. Fans who attended Saturday night’s game at the Viaero Center may return on Sunday with a ticket stub from the Storm’s 5-2 win over Fargo to attend Sunday’s game for free. Puck drop for tomorrow’s home game against the Sioux City Musketeers is scheduled for 4:05pm.

 

Ben Schoen netted his tenth goal of the season at 4:13 of the 1st period to give Tri-City a 1-0 lead. Schoen’s goal was assisted by Matthew Knies. Knies recorded his twelfth assist on the season on the scoring play. With under three minutes to play in the 1st period, Rhett Pitlick scored his eighth goal of the year to increase Tri-City’s lead to two goals. Pitlick’s goal was scored at 17:06 of the 1st period and was assisted by Gavin Brindley. Brindley’s assist was his ninth of the season. Tri-City was outshot 12-9 in the 1st period but carried a 2-0 lead into the 2nd period.

 

Guillaume Richard scored his second goal of the season at 6:32 of the 2nd period to give the Storm a 3-0 lead in the game. Richard’s goal was assisted by Rhett Pitlick and was the only goal scored in Saturday’s 2nd period. Pitlick’s assist was his seventeenth of the 2020-2021 season. The Storm outshot the Force 11-5 in the 2nd period and entered the 3rd period leading by three goals.

 

Kyle Smolen netted a shorthanded goal at 3:13 of the 3rd period to cut into Tri-City’s lead. The goal was assisted by Tyler Rollwagen. Carter Mazur netted a power-play goal minutes later to give the Storm another three-goal lead in the game. Mazur’s goal was his twelfth of the year and was assisted by Hunter Strand. Strand recorded his seventeenth assist of the season on the play. With just over six minutes left to play in the game, Storm starting goaltender Todd Scott was involved in an altercation with Fargo’s Ryan Richardson that led to a match penalty. Todd Scott made twenty-six saves on twenty-seven shots in nearly fifty-four minutes of playing time. Connor Hopkins replaced Scott in goal and finished the game with eleven saves on twelve shots.

 

Fargo scored a six-on-three goal with two minutes remaining in Saturday’s game to bring the Storm’s lead back to two goals. Cody Monds scored his sixth goal of the year on the play. Ryan Siedem recorded the assist. With the Force electing to use an extra attacker and leave the goal unoccupied, Isac Jonsson scored his second goal of the season to seal the victory for Tri-City. The empty-net goal was scored at the 19:21 mark of the 3rd period. Tri-City defeated Fargo for the fourth time this season and won the game by a final score of 5-2.

 

Fargo outshot the Storm 22-7 in the 3rd period and 39-27 overall but dropped to 21-12-2-0 in the loss. Tri-City improved to 18-11-1-1 overall and 9-4-1-0 when playing on home ice this season in the victory. Todd Scott recorded his twelfth win on the season in net for the Storm after making twenty-six saves on twenty-seven shots. Rhett Pitlick was named the 1st Star of the Game, Guillaume Richard was named the 2nd Star of the Game, and Carter Mazur recorded 3rd Star honors. Tri-City improved to 13-2-0-0 when leading after the 1st period and 16-0-0-0 when leading after the 2nd period in games played this season.

 

“Concrete Cares Weekend” is part of Kearney Concrete’s Concrete Cares of Nebraska initiative. Concrete Cares of Nebraska is a nonprofit group of volunteers in the concrete industry that provides events to help raise money for families and individuals that are stricken by cancer. The Storm will wear specialty jerseys again tomorrow afternoon that will be auctioned off following the game in a live auction conducted in the arena. Following tonight’s sold-out game at the Viaero Center, tickets for tomorrow’s game may be purchased in advance at www.StormHockey.com or by calling the Viaero Center Box Office tomorrow at 308-338-8144.

 

The Storm return to action on Sunday, February 28th in a home game against the Sioux City Musketeers. For the latest information regarding the Tri-City Storm, including tickets to the next home game, visit www.StormHockey.com.

Storm host Force on Painted Ice to begin Concrete Cares Weekend

By Kendall Grayson 02/27/2021, 5:30am PST

Tonight's game is sold out. Game will be streamed on HockeyTV & Storm Radio

Kearney, NE. – The Tri-City Storm returns to action tonight at the Viaero Center in Kearney to begin “Concrete Cares Weekend” on the painted ice. A limited amount of tickets are still available for tonight’s game against the Fargo Force. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Viaero Center Box Office at 308-338-8144 or by visiting www.StormHockey.com. Puck drop for tonight’s first game of “Concrete Cares Weekend” is scheduled for 7:05pm.

 

On Wednesday night, approximately two-hundred Storm fans, along with several players and staff members, painted the ice at the Viaero Center with messages of support and remembrance for friends and family members who have been affected by cancer. This is the seventh season that the Tri-City Storm has hosted games on the painted ice. “Concrete Cares Weekend” is part of Kearney Concrete’s Concrete Cares of Nebraska initiative. Concrete Cares of Nebraska is a nonprofit group of volunteers in the concrete industry that provides events to help raise money for families and individuals that are stricken by cancer. The Storm will wear specialty jersey’s this weekend that will be auctioned off following tomorrow’s game in a live auction conducted in the arena.

 

Tri-City (17-11-1-1) returns to action tonight after picking up three of a possible six points in the standings last weekend in home games against the Lincoln Stars and Sioux Falls Stampede. The Storm defeated the Stars 4-1 last Friday night before dropping back-to-back games against the Stampede on Saturday and Sunday. Scoring leaders for the Storm entering tonight’s home game against the Fargo Force include; Carter Mazur (11), Cole McWard (11), Hunter Strand (9), Ben Schoen (9), Mark Estapa (8), Rhett Pitlick (7), Cole O’Hara (7), and Gavin Brindley (7). The Storm has posted a 3-2-0-0 record against the Force in five previous meetings this season. Tonight’s game is the final head-to-head matchup between the Storm and the Force in the 2020-2021 regular season. Tri-City hosts the Sioux City Musketeers tomorrow afternoon at 4:05pm for its second and final game of “Concrete Cares Weekend”.

 

Fargo (21-11-2-0) enters tonight’s game at the Viaero Center as the 1st place team in the USHL’s Western Conference standings. The Force swept the Sioux City Musketeers in back-to-back home games at Scheels Arena last weekend. Fargo is currently on a four-game-road winning streak and has not lost an away game since the team was shutout by the Lincoln Stars at the Ice Box on January 30th. Scoring leaders for Fargo entering tonight’s game include; Tristan Broz (14), Austin Wong (11), Jeremy Davidson (9), Jacob Braccini (9), Aaron Huglen (8), and Matthew Crasa (8). Following tonight’s road game against the Storm, Fargo returns to action tomorrow night in another road game against the Lincoln Stars to complete a two-game weekend.

 

Tonight’s game is set to begin at 7:05pm CT and will be streamed live on HockeyTV, and Storm Radio. For tickets to Storm home games at the Viaero Center, call 308-338-8144 or visit www.StormHockey.com

Recap: Storm defeated by Stampede 4-2

By Kendall Grayson 02/21/2021, 5:45pm PST

Gavin Brindley and Carter Mazur score in Storm's loss

Kearney, NE. – The Tri-City Storm was defeated by the Sioux Falls Stampede by a final score of 4-2 Sunday afternoon at the Viaero Center. Gavin Brindley and Carter Mazur scored Tri-City’s goals in the loss. The Storm return to action on Saturday in a home game against the Fargo Force for “Concrete Cares” weekend. The Storm’s annual “Paint the Ice” night will be held on Wednesday. Tickets and more information about the Storm’s upcoming events at the Viaero Center can be found at www.StormHockey.com.

 

Gavin Brindley gave Tri-City a 1-0 lead at the 5:54 mark of the 1st period. Brindley’s goal was his seventh of the season and was assisted by Cole O’Hara. O’Hara’s assist was his eleventh of the year. Thirty-six seconds later, Brent Johnson tied the game at 1-1 for Sioux Falls. Johnson’s goal was assisted by Dante Fantauzzi and Reid Pabich. With just over two minutes left to play in the 1st period, Luke Toporowski netted his eighth goal of the season to give the Stampede a 2-1 lead. The goal by Toporowski was assisted by Daniel Russell. Despite being outshot 13-9 in the 1st period, Sioux Falls carried a 2-1 lead into the 2nd period. No goals were scored in the 2nd period and the game entered the 3rd period with Sioux Falls leading by one goal. Tri-City outshot Sioux Falls 12-3 in the 2nd period.

 

Carter Mazur netted his eleventh goal of the year at 1:17 of the 3rd period to tie Sunday’s game at 2-2. Hunter Strand recorded his team-leading sixteenth assist on the scoring play. Less than a minute later, Reid Pabich scored his seventh goal of the season for Sioux Falls to give the Stampede a 3-2 lead in the game. Pabich’s goal was scored at 2:13 of the 3rd period and was assisted by Ean Somoza. At 18:44 of the 3rd period, Brent Johnson scored his second goal of the night and eleventh goal of the season to seal the 4-2 victory for the Stampede. Johnson’s goal was scored into an empty net. Tri-City outshot Sioux Falls 14-8 in the 3rd period and 39-20 in the game.

 

Todd Scott recorded the loss in goal for the Storm after making 16 saves on 19 Stampede shots. Tri-City dropped to 17-11-1-1 in the loss. The Storm now holds an 8-4-1-0 record in home games played at the Viaero Center this season. Tri-City has five games remaining in the current eight-game homestand.

 

The Storm return to action on Saturday, February 27th in a home game against the Fargo Force. For the latest information regarding the Tri-City Storm, including tickets to the next home game, visit www.StormHockey.com.

Preview: Storm host Stampede for “Sunday Funday”

By Kendall Grayson 02/21/2021, 9:45am PST

Call 308-338-8144 for tickets!

Kearney, NE. – The Tri-City Storm returns to action this afternoon at the Viaero Center in another matchup against the Sioux Falls Stampede. For today’s game, the Tri-City Storm is celebrating back-to-back sellouts at the Viaero Center by inviting fans to attend today’s game for free! Anyone who attended Friday’s sellout game against Lincoln or last night’s sellout game against Sioux Falls may bring their ticket stub back to the Viaero Center Box Office to receive a free ticket to today’s game. Today’s promotion is “Sunday Funday” and it will feature a “Family 4-Pack” ticket deal presented by the Nebraska Lottery. The ticket deal includes 4 game tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 drinks, and 2 Nebraska Lottery Tickets for only $40. To purchase the Nebraska Lottery 4-Pack or individual tickets to today's game, please contact the Viaero Center Box Office at 308-338-8144. Individual tickets to today’s game can also be purchased through www.StormHockey.com. Puck drop is scheduled for 4:05pm.

 

Tri-City (17-10-1-1) recorded an overtime loss for the first time this season in last night’s 5-4 home loss to the Sioux Falls Stampede. The Green Bay Gamblers and Omaha Lancers are now the only two remaining teams in the USHL who have not recorded at least one overtime loss this season. Despite the overtime loss, Tri-City’s winning percentage on home ice (.708%) still leads all Western Conference teams this season. The Storm is now 8-3-1-0 on home ice and has played both of its previous games this weekend in front of sold-out crowds at the Viaero Center (capacity limitations and social distancing protocols in effect). Matthew Knies recorded his third multi-goal of his USHL career and first multi-goal game of the season in last night’s game. Knies scored a goal with fourteen seconds remaining in the 3rd period to force overtime. In the 1st period, Mason Wheeler notched the first goal of his USHL career. Wheeler recorded his first multi-point game in the USHL on Friday with two assists and has now registered at least one point in three of his past four games. Caden Villegas has scored in back-to-back games for the first time in his USHL career following last night’s 2nd period goal. Villegas was named the 1st Star of the game in Friday’s 4-1 victory over Lincoln after netting the game-winning goal and provided Tri-City’s offense with an assist. Tonight’s game is the third game in Tri-City’s ongoing eight-game homestand at the Viaero Center.

 

Sioux Falls (14-15-3-0) jumped to 5th place in the USHL’s Western Conference standings in last night’s 5-4 overtime win against the Storm. The Stampede snapped a three-game winless streak in last night’s win. Luke Toporowski netted his seventh goal of the season with 49 seconds left to play in overtime to give Sioux Falls the victory. Cole Sillinger scored two goals in the game and now has twelve goals and ten assists in fourteen games with Sioux Falls this season. Of players who have played more than five games in the USHL this season, Sillinger’s Points Per Game rate of 1.84 is the 3rd best in the league this year. Nate Schweitzer netted his third goal of the season and Arlo Merritt scored his second goal of the year in last night’s road win. Sioux Falls is 10-7-1-0 in head-to-head matchups against Tri-City over the past five seasons. Sioux Falls now holds a 2-0-1-0 lead in the season series and won last year’s season series two games to one. The Stampede improved to 8-0-0-0 when leading after the 1st period and 5-2-2-0 when tied after the 2nd period in last night’s road win. Sioux Falls is also 5-4-3-0 in one-goal games this season. Following today’s game at the Viaero Center, the Stampede return home for a matchup against Omaha on Saturday.

 

Tonight’s game is set to begin at 4:05pm CT and will be streamed live on HockeyTV, and Storm Radio. For tickets to Storm home games at the Viaero Center, call 308-338-8144 or visit www.StormHockey.com

Recap: Storm fall in overtime to Stampede

By Kendall Grayson 02/20/2021, 9:30pm PST

Matthew Knies (2), Mason Wheeler, Caden Villegas, score in overtime loss

Kearney, NE. – The Tri-City Storm tied Saturday’s game against the Sioux Falls Stampede with fourteen seconds left to play to force overtime but eventually fell by a final score of 5-4. Matthew Knies (2), Mason Wheeler, and Caden Villegas scored Tri-City’s goals in the overtime loss. The Storm return to action tomorrow afternoon in another battle against the Stampede at the Viaero Center. Puck drop for tomorrow’s game is scheduled for 4:05pm.

 

Cole Sillinger scored on the opening shot of the night to give Sioux Falls a 1-0 road lead over the Storm. The goal was scored twenty seconds into the 1st period. Nate Schweitzer scored at 2:58 of the 1st period to increase the Stampede’s lead to two goals. Just over one minute later, Tri-City cut into the Stampede’s lead with a goal from Mason Wheeler. The scoring play from Wheeler was his first career goal in the USHL. The goal was scored at 4:00 of the 1st period and was assisted by Ben Schoen. Tri-City outshot Sioux Falls 11-10 in the 1st period, but trailed 2-1 entering the 2nd period.

 

Caden Villegas netted the only goal of the 2nd period to tie the game at 2-2. Villegas’ goal was his 6th of the season and was scored at 1:05 of the 2nd period. Each team recorded 11 shots on net during the 2nd period and the game entered the 3rd period in a 2-2 tie.

 

The 3rd period of Saturday night’s game featured four goals and two lead changes. Sixteen seconds into the 3rd period, Matthew Knies netted his fifth goal of the season and first goal of the game to give the Storm a 3-2 lead. The goal was scored on the power-play was assisted by Rhett Pitlick. Arlo Merritt tied the game at 3-3 at 11:12 of the 3rd period. Shortly after, Cole Sillinger scored his second goal of the game to give the Stampede a 4-3 lead. Matthew Knies scored his sixth goal of the season and second goal of the night with fourteen seconds left to play to tie the game at 4-4. Mark Estapa recorded an assist on the game-tying goal. Sioux Falls outshot Tri-City 14-8 in the 3rd period and the game entered overtime.

 

Luke Toporowski scored an overtime game-winning goal for the Sioux Falls Stampede with under one minute to play in overtime to give Sioux Falls a 5-4 overtime victory over the Storm. The Stampede outshot the Storm 38-31 in the game.

 

Connor Hopkins recorded the overtime loss in net for Tri-City after making 33 saves on 38 shots. Trent Burnham picked up the win for Sioux Falls after a 27 save on 31 shot performance in goal. Tri-City fell to 17-10-1-1 in the loss.  

 

The Storm return to action on Sunday, February 21st in a home game against the Sioux Falls Stampede. For the latest information regarding the Tri-City Storm, including tickets to the next home game, visit www.StormHockey.com.

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Tri-City defeats Cedar Rapids in overtime

By Kendall Grayson 11/16/2019, 9:30pm PST

Cole McWard scores game winning goal in overtime

Tri-City set for road battle against Cedar Rapids

By Kendall Grayson 11/16/2019, 3:45am PST

Storm seek season sweep of RoughRiders

Tri-City falls in overtime to Dubuque 2-1

By Kendall Grayson 11/15/2019, 8:45pm PST

Nick Capone scores 2nd goal of season in Tri-City overtime loss

Storm travel to Iowa for two game weekend

By Kendall Grayson 11/15/2019, 4:00am PST

The Tri-City Storm travel to Dubuque, IA and Cedar Rapids, IA this weekend

Storm add forward Sam Rhodes to roster

By Kendall Grayson 11/13/2019, 12:00pm PST

The Tri-City Storm has announced the addition of forward Sam Rhodes to the active roster

Tri-City defeated by Des Moines 8-4

By Kendall Grayson 11/09/2019, 8:30pm PST

Tri-City drops high scoring affair to Des Moines

Storm set to host Military Appreciation Night at Viaero Center

By Kendall Grayson 11/09/2019, 5:00am PST

Call 308-338-8144 for tickets!

Tri-City scores four unanswered 3rd period goals to defeat Des Moines 5-2

By Kendall Grayson 11/08/2019, 8:45pm PST

Colby Ambrosio nets two goals, Carter Mazur scores 1st Career Goal

Storm to host Buccaneers for “College Night” at Viaero Center

By Kendall Grayson 11/08/2019, 4:30am PST

$5 Student Tickets, $5 Kids Tickets, and More!

Storm forward Nick Portz announces commitment to North Dakota

By Kendall Grayson 11/04/2019, 3:30pm PST

Portz is set to become the ninth former Storm player to skate for the Fighting Hawks.

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